Jonah Weiner

Jonah Weiner is Slate's pop critic.

Feb. 22 2010 8:08 AMWho's That Girl?Is rapper Nicki Minaj really a gun-toting, bisexual, British madam—or just a theater enthusiast from Queens?
Jan. 20 2010 2:53 PMPlanet of the GuidosWhy Staten Island is New York City's most mocked borough.
Jan. 13 2010 9:32 AMHova Goes MoMAWhy Jay-Z loves shouting out Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Damien Hirst.
The Music Club
Dec. 17 2009 11:29 AMThe Kanye-Taylor Debacle
Dvd extras
Dec. 10 2009 9:36 AMBadfellasHow Gomorrah tore up the mob-movie rulebook.
Dec. 2 2009 9:33 AMYou Really Should Be Watching Parks and RecreationHow the NBC sitcom found its voice. Plus: its mustachioed secret weapon.
Brow Beat
Nov. 11 2009 9:52 AMFunny Things Rappers Do With Their Hands
Brow Beat
Nov. 4 2009 12:18 PMPop Producers Have Been Reading Their "Pitchfork"
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2009 11:30 AMUnpacking Kanye West and Spike Jonze's Epic, Disturbing New Video
Oct. 21 2009 9:30 AMCreed Is GoodScott Stapp's nu-grunge foursome was seriously underrated.
Brow Beat
Oct. 7 2009 11:48 AMTrack of the Week: Vampire Weekend's "Horchata"
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2009 10:24 AMCelebrating (and Getting Over) Hip-Hop's "Golden Era"
Brow Beat
Sept. 10 2009 11:25 AMJay-Z Plays a Tiny, Semi-Secret Show in New York City
Sept. 2 2009 7:01 AMSpongeBob BaggyPantsThe strange, persistent demand for T-shirts featuring "urbanized" cartoon characters.
Brow Beat
Aug. 18 2009 5:20 PMWhat Does District 9 Have To Say About Apartheid?
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2010 1:40 PMTrack of the Week: Taylor Swift, "Today Was a Fairytale"
Brow Beat
Jan. 13 2010 4:53 PMTrack of the Week: Dirty Projectors' "Ascending Melody"
Jan. 5 2010 6:38 PMAnimal CollectiveHow the art-pop-noise-rock-freak-folk-jam-band became the biggest indie act of the year.
The Music Club
Dec. 11 2009 12:56 PMWe Could Use A Kurt Cobain Right About Now
The Music Club
Dec. 14 2009 5:40 PMWeirdo Indie Boys and the Stagnation of Hip-Hop
Brow Beat
Nov. 19 2009 1:47 PMTrack of the Week: John Mayer "Who Says"
Brow Beat
Nov. 5 2009 3:10 PMTrack of the Week: Yeasayer's "Ambling Alp"
Oct. 29 2009 10:47 AMIs It OK To Like Chris Brown's New Single?What to do when a bad person makes a good song.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2009 12:06 PMTrack of the Week: Shakira Featuring Lil Wayne, "Give It Up to Me"
Brow Beat
Oct. 9 2009 10:40 AMAre P. Diddy's Proteges Cursed?
Oct. 6 2009 8:29 AMFall in Love With ParamoreIt's like Green Day fronted by a 20-year-old Christian girl from Tennessee.
Sept. 29 2009 9:38 AMCan Miley Cyrus Save Health Care Reform?The pop starlet's new single is great, goofy—and bipartisan!—fun.
Sept. 9 2009 7:00 AMThe Last SelloutsPearl Jam's brilliant new single, brought to you by Target.
Brow Beat
Aug. 27 2009 11:03 AMThe Quietest Rock Band of 2009?
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2009 10:39 AMA Dispatch From Paul McCartney's Fenway Park Show



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
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